just saw the new movie last night, due to the timing, my only option was 3D, my first 3D movie. having to wear the glasses is not an ideal medium, still i have to say, it was an enjoyable movie experience. don't go if you are expecting a well developed script and character development. also, its in large part based on your knowing the characters, and the "in" story lines. i thought it was a bit loud, but, all in all, if you are a fan of the genre, like sci-fi in general, and don't mind looking at handsome guys, go see it. to answer your question, the movie spins off the original series, spins some previous storylines 180 degrees, from both the original series, and the later movies. i felt someone sat down, and tried to analyze what fans enjoyed in the past in previous movies and the series, and tried to put that in this move, and then, figuratively and literally, amp up the volume. some great scenes, i spent most of the movie looking in every corner of the screen, there is plenty to see.